These actions have nothing to do with reducing gun related crimes but everything to do with efforts to strip Americans of the 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms.
Barack Obama has set the precedent for bypassing Congress and changing laws on his own, even though the US Constitution forbids him to do so. Our Founding Fathers specifically wrote the Constitution in such a way to avoid the executive leader from assuming dictatorial powers, but Obama has ignored our founding and governing document and has assumed the role of Congress in a number of matters.
Following in the footsteps of his hero, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is trying to bypass the state legislature and change an existing law without anyone’s approval. As reported by the Washington Post:
“The NRA accused McAuliffe (D) of breaking the law in blocking citizens from bringing guns into public places such as Division of Motor Vehicles offices and hinted that the battle could play out in the courts.”
“ ‘The law already states where Virginians can legally carry their firearms and Governor McAuliffe does not have the legal authority to change that on his own,’ NRA spokesman Lars Dalseide said last week. ‘This is nothing more than political grandstanding by an anti-gun governor desperate to deliver a victory to the Michael Bloomberg-funded gun-control movement.’ ”
“Millions from the former New York mayor’s gun control group helped fuel a partisan clash over gun control during recent legislative elections. But a looming showdown with gun rights advocates shows the issue is here to stay in a swing state that both parties have called crucial to victory in 2016.”
“ ‘Virginia is really ground zero in the gun debate today,’ said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who wrote ‘Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.’ ‘It’s a purple state. Terry McAuliffe has staked out a very strong position in terms of gun control.’ ”
McAuliffe’s actions were prompted after the shooting of two journalists earlier this year. The governor has been using the support of the parents of the slain journalists, Barack Obama and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has been spending many millions of his own dollars to rid America of every gun, except those in the hands of law enforcement and government agents.